The (Security) Games Progressives Play

The left likes to pretend the right is dangerous. I mean, we’re the ones with the guns, so it’s not that difficult for them. Anyone with a gun is a threat in their skulls.

However, they’re also really good and twisting any situation to make themselves the victims. For example, a few years ago, there was a bit of a kerfuffle in science fiction. One writer (from the right) began to get concerned about another author who seemed obsessed and deranged. So, the writer contacted the police in a city playing host to a convention they would both attend.

The deranged writer then railed on and on about how the first author tried to SWAT him.

But that’s just one example.

Here’s another.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took a swipe at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Thursday, likening her to the “kinds of people that I threw out of bars” after the Georgia Republican aggressively confronted her outside the House chamber the day before.

"I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters on Capitol Hill.

“For me, this isn't even about how I feel. It's that I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who are standing up for what they believe, to see this kind of intimidation attempts by a person who supports white supremacists in our nation’s Capitol,” she continued.

Greene is facing blowback from Democrats off the heels of a Washington Post report that she harassed Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday and shouted at her as the two left the floor.

Greene repeatedly yelled, “Hey, Alexandria,” according to two Washington Post reporters who witnessed the incident. Ocasio-Cortez reportedly did not stop to address Greene, who went on to press the young progressive on her support for Black Lives Matter, which Greene claimed to be a “terrorist” group.

In other words, Greene sought to talk to a colleague who refused to acknowledge her like one of the mean girls in high school, and then they twist it to make Greene out to be the bad guy.

For the record, if the roles were reversed, they’d go on and on about how Greene was a coward for not engaging, but anyway…

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Now, there’s talk about security concerns, as if Greene wanting to talk to Ocasio-Cortez is representative of something else.

This isn’t any different when Rep. Lauren Boebert announced she intended to carry her firearm, as the House rules said she could. Suddenly, everyone’s lives were supposedly in danger despite the fact that Boebert has never issued a single threat to anyone, so far as I can tell.

See, with the modern left, they like being the victim. We all know that. It’s because we’ve started to be conditioned to not questioning victims. We’re not allowed to because doing so is victim-blaming.

So, people want to be victims. They seek out opportunities to be the victim. When they find something, they latch onto it.

Yet they’re not really afraid.

If they were, they’d be acting very differently. Trust me, they’re not that brave. Let’s not forget all the stories about how they practically wet themselves because some people came into the Capitol. Fear is normal, but they weren’t reporting their actions as if they were scared but ready to fight back. They were just scared.

Of course, they were also playing the victim then, too, but their inconsistency is telling.

Now, they’re pretending to talk tough, like they have some kind of courage they want the American people to know about, all while still playing the victim. The thing is, you’re not victimized by someone calling your name if you’re not scared, but you’re not comparing them to a drunk in a bar if you’re scared.

That’s because it’s all theater.

See, at the end of the day, they can’t win with ideas because they don’t really have any beyond “let’s spend a buttload of money we don’t have and restrict people’s rights because they’re mean.” So, they have to play on sympathy.

Yet they’re the majority party. Their party also holds the White House. They’re generally all wealthy—even AOC has a higher net worth than many Americans, and she’s famously broke for an elected official. They’ve got all the advantages, the privileges as they like to call them.

There’s nothing to give them sympathy. So, they manufacture instances where they get to pretend to be afraid while mocking anyone else.

The left cowered in their offices yet mocked Trump being moved to a bunker during a riot near the White House, for example.

So, they play games. It’s what they do.

It’s just too bad the media is too incompetent to actually call them on it.